by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
The nursing home provided pizza, punch, and we brought a wonderful (HUGE) birthday cake that was gobbled up in no time flat. A good time was had by all. It was a happy day we will long remember.
Sadly, two days later, Mary suffered a devastating stroke. A week later, she was gone.
Wow. How could such a small lady leave such a big hole in our lives?
Truthfully, neither of us are fond of Nillas (I'd prefer a GIGANTIC OATMEAL COOKIE with walnuts and raisins!!!) so we aren't likely to eat them. But ... I know that other recipes use Nillas as a base. Among them, bourbon balls. Our friend Jean used to make bourbon balls and bring them to work every year at Christmastime. Boy, they sure were the hit of the office party. (She did NOT spare the bourbon!) I'm sure Mary would have enjoyed bourbon balls (although she drank beer when she was younger, and white wine these past couple of decades).
I've made bourbon balls before, but I was wondering if there were other recipes out there that use Nillas as a base and that you guys have made and enjoyed. I know I'd be pleased to know about them, and I'm sure those reading the comments would, too. So, if you have a recipe, please share it. (If I make one, I'll let you know the results.)